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Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.

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Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014

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Physics News

Shaping the hilly landscapes of a semi-conductor nanoworld
Posted on July 31, 2015 at 2:31 pm

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Robotic insect mimics nature's extreme moves
Posted on July 30, 2015 at 7:25 pm

The concept of walking on water might sound supernatural, but in fact it is a quite natural […]

The sound of music, according to physicists
Posted on July 30, 2015 at 9:50 am

Joshua Bodon is sick of hearing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." More specifically, he's sick of […]

On the crest of the wave: Electronics on a time scale shorter than a cycle of light
Posted on July 30, 2015 at 8:39 am

Physicists from Regensburg and Marburg, Germany have succeeded in taking a slow-motion movie of […]